An exhibition to tie in with the Contemporary Art Biennial in Lyon.
Benedetto Bufalino has a penchant for turning everyday spaces into extraordinary works of art, sparking whispers, conversation and debates and therefore establishing a social link.
In a theoretical work entitled Relational aesthetics (Esthétique relationnelle, 2001), Nicolas Bourriaud postulated that “Receiving a form is creating the conditions of an exchange, like returning a serve during a tennis match”.
Over a decade later, Bufalino takes the philosopher at his word by inviting visitors to experience a sports installation specifically thought up for the setting as a place for socializing... and to envisage art as a playing field where ideas come from all angles, like forehands and backhands – running the risk of crossing the white line. But that doesn’t matter because, as Max Jacob appropriately put it, “Art is a game, too bad for anyone who makes a duty of it.” (Advice to a Young Poet, Conseils à un jeune poète, 1945).
Open to the public:
- From Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Vernissage on September 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Photo ©Benedetto Bufalino, Tennis en appartement, 2014, courtesy et Benedetto Bufalino